Rackware Management Module – RMM. How it works?

Rackware FailBack

Rackware is a relatively new software company founded in 2009 which I discovered recently. They also took a place as a sponsor on our website. Check out Rackware website for further info if DR is your interest. They provide software system called Rackware Management Module – RMM which can be used as DR scenario from […]

Trilead 5.2 Released – Now with VMware VDDK 5.5.3 library

Trilead Backup and Replication

There is a new version of popular backup software Trilead VM Explorer (exists in Free version too). The latest version 5.2 fixes mostly bugs but adds some useful features which allows to run custom scripts with specific user credentials which can be configured at the script-level. Also the latest VMware VDDK 5.5.3 library is used […]

vSquare Backup for VMware and Hyper-V

vSquare Backup

New backup software provider – vSquare Backup, has recently came out of stealth. The company provides backup services for VMware vSphere or recently added Microsoft Hyper-V. They have a Free Plan as well along paid plans based on monthly subscription. vSquare Backup allows not only to backup VMs on those two hypervisors, but at the same time […]

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Replication Target details

VDP Advanced or VDP Replication Target

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) product bundled with vSphere Essentials plus and higher licensing is backup and replication product which is managed through web based UI only. It’s tightly integrated to the Web based client console. I’ve deployed the product in the past and also upgrades are quite easy to proceed too. VMware keeps making the […]

Veeam Availability Suite v8 Released

Veeam Failoer Plans

Veeam has released Veeam Availability Suite v8 which is a major release of their product. Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam One are the pillar parts of Veeam Availability Suite v8. Over 100 features announced and many enhancements, Veeam’s innovation never stops. It’s this innovation which makes their products unique. I did shoot also short […]

Veeam Failover Plans – 1 click failovers and More goodness from V8

Planned Failover

Innovation never stops at Veeam and they shall release version 8 of their flagship product this quarter. During VMworld Barcelona I could gather some further details on what’s expected in Veeam Availability Suite 8, but not all features has been unweiled yet. There is a lot of new – over 100 new features planned! If you haven’t checked […]

Zerto Virtual Replication for Hyper-V Announced – First Step towards Mixed Environments and Cloud Fabric

Zerto Cloud fabric

Zerto announced support for Hyper-V platform. but their long term strategy is to create Zerto Cloud Fabric allowing to replicate VMs between different hypervizors (including the on-the-fly-conversion). The hyper-V announcement was scheduled exactly for TechEd Europe in Barcelona (just started yesterday) and will allow to protect critical workloads on this platform. The cloud fabric announce is pretty […]

Flash VM Boot Feature Available in New Release of Nakivo Backup and Replication 5.0

Nakivo Backup and Replication

Already 5th release by Nakivo. If you never heard about Nakivo I’d invite you to read my detailed post about their Backup and Replication solution for VMware. Nakivo has a virtual appliance approach, but can also be installed in Windows or Linux VM or directly on physical server. This is quite flexible compared to the […]

VDP advanced compared to VDP Standard and Migration Options

VDP and VDP Advanced

vSphere Data Protection, based on Amavar’s code (EMC), it is packaged as backup appliance which can leverage existing virtual infrastructure to be implemented. No need to buy a new hardware for installation of this backup server. In this post I compare VDP advanced compared to VDP Standard and how to migrate from standard to advanced. […]